June 9, 1776

1776 June 9 (Sunday).  Was so hoarse I endeavoured to excuse myself from preaching but I was compelled to try.  My Text was Rom. 15.2.  I found it so difficult to Speak that I refused in the p.m.  Mr. Forbes preached on 2 Cor. 5.20.  At Eve We went, by Special Invitation, to Mrs. Saunders’s (Widow of the late honorable William Saunders, and Daughter of Rev. Smith of Falmouth), a worthy, pious and agreeable Lady; and treated us with great Respect.  After our Visit there, I walked, with divers to accompany, to the Burying Place, to See my Daughter Forbes’s Grave.  O might I be adequately affected, and Suitably prepared!